Yahoo.com - The world’s most expensive universities are not haute institutions in the Swiss Alps or on the balmy shores of the Persian Gulf. Nor are they the Ivy League citadels of America’s elite like or , or ancient halls of learning like Cambridge or Oxford in the .
No, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the most expensive four-year university in the U.S. (and most likely the world) is Washington, D.C.’s and that’s before room, board and books are factored in., with a price tag of $39,240 in 2007-2008. Rounding out the top five: Ohio’s Kenyon College ($38,140), Bucknell University in ($38,134) and Vassar College ($38,115) and Sarah Lawrence College ($38,090), both in . All private, all selective and all extremely pricey--